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Upcoming Events
  • Gather up the Fragments The Andrews Shaker Collection
    Oct 3 14 - Jan 9 15
  • Polar Express Train Ride
    Nov 21 - Dec 27 2014
  • Largest Gingerbread House in Lubbock
    December 4-31 2014
  • Santa Land
    December 10-23 2014
  • Moonlight Musicals presents Madrical Dinners
    December 18-23 2014
  • Texas Tech Men’s Basketball vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff
    December 19th 2014
  • Texas Tech Women’s Basketball vs Nicholls
    December 19th 2014
  • Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday
    December 19-20 2014
  • Texas Tech Women’s Basketball vs UTSA
    December 20th 2014
  • Texas Tech Women’s Basketball vs Houston
    December 21st 2014
(printer friendly)Events for December 2014
Gather up the Fragments The Andrews Shaker Collection
Oct 3 14 - Jan 9 15

Gather up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection


When: October 3–January 9


Where: Museum of Texas Tech University


Admission: Free


A captivating exhibition of more than 200 Shaker objects collected over 40 years by Faith and Edward Deming Andrews. Organized by Hancock Shaker Village, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C. For more information call (806) 742-2490 or visit the website below.



www.depts.ttu.edu

Museum of Texas Tech University
3301 4th Street,
Lubbock, TX
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Polar Express Train Ride
Nov 21 - Dec 27 2014

When: November 21 – December 27, times vary


Where: 103 N. Steck Ave., Wolfforth, Texas


Cost: Ticket prices vary – For more info, please visit www.westtexaspolarexpressride.com or call 877.726.7245.



Read along with “The Polar Express” as the train makes its magical, round-trip journey to the North Pole. Passengers will meet Santa, enjoy caroling, drink hot cocoa, eat some treats and receive a special gift. Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas. Don’t miss out on all of the fun of this holiday classic!



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56th Annual Carol of Lights
December 2nd 2014

When: December 2 at 6:30 p.m.


Where: Memorial Circle at Texas Tech University (University Avenue and Broadway)


Cost: Free – For more info, please visit housing.ttu.edu/caroloflights



With the flip of a switch, more than 25,000 colored lights will illuminate 13 buildings around Memorial Circle, The Engineering Key and the Broadway Entrance to the campus during Texas Tech University’s Carol of Lights. The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a Carillon Concert. At 7 p.m., the Masked Rider and Horse, Saddle Tramps Torch Light Processional and High Riders will begin at the University Seal at the Broadway Entrance and follow the Luminaria Lighted Route around Memorial Circle to the Science Quadrangle.



www.housing.ttu.edu

Buffalo Springs Lake’s Christmas Arts and Crafts Show
December 2nd 2014

Buffalo Springs Lake’s Christmas Arts and Crafts Show


When: December 6, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Where: Buffalo Springs Lake, 9999 High Meadow Rd.


Cost: $6


From 9am until 5pm come out to Buffalo Springs Lake and enjoy the beautiful Christmas season with us at our first annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Show! We will have lots of local vendors that make beautifully hand crafted items that will make PERFECT Christmas gifts! We will post a list of what types of items will be available then when our application deadline has passed!



www.buffalospringslake.net

Buffalo Springs Lake
9999 High Meadow Road,
5 miles east of Loop 289 on East 50th Street,
Lubbock, TX
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6th Annual Lubbock Community Nativity Exhibit
December 4-7 2014

6th Annual Lubbock Community Nativity Exhibit


Where: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints | 7016 Frankford Avenue


When: December 4–7 from 1–9 pm


Cost: Free


 


More than 800 nativity displays, art depicting the birth of Jesus Christ, live music all day, evening concerts, live nativity, children’s crafts



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Largest Gingerbread House in Lubbock
December 4-31 2014

Largest Gingerbread House in Lubbock


When: December 2–31


Where: Overton Hotel & Conference Center, 2322 Mac Davis Ln


Admission: Free


 


The house is available for anyone to view between December 4th and December 31st. Donations to the Texas Boys Ranch can be made at the Overton Hotel’s main desk by purchasing a $5 Gingerbread Man, a $100 Roof Tile, or by purchasing one of the Pecan Grill’s specialty desserts or specialty drinks.

Standing over 4 feet tall and 8 feet long, the Gingerbread “Ranch” House will be decorated with over 100 Pounds of Gingerbread and 100’s of real candies.



Overton Hotel and Conference Center
2322 Mac Davis Lane and Avenue X
Lubbock, Texas 79401
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First Friday Art Trail
December 5th 2014

When: First Friday of every month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: See Art Trail Venue Map


The First Friday Art Trail is a monthly evening celebrating the arts in downtown Lubbock and beyond. This even is free and open to the public. There is a free Citibus trolley service will take you to all the stops on the trail in downtown Lubbock.


For more information and for participating venues, visit the website below!



www.ffat.org

Garden & Arts Center opening for Star Cross Angel
December 5th 2014

Garden & Arts Center opening for Star Cross Angel


When: December 5th, 5–10 pm


Where: The Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Ave.


Cost: Free


 


The Star Cross Angel opening reception and GAC Open House will be filled with holiday fun for the entire family! The event will include unique arts and craft items and a children’s area with a holiday craft. Join us for an evening designed to kick off the holiday season and help you find the perfect holiday gifts.


The Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center strives to offer an array of fun and comprehensive classes and events for all ages, from basic classes in painting, drawing and photography, to specialized classes such as stained glass, mosaics and more.



www.mylubbock.us

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert
December 5th 2014

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert


When: December 5 at 7:30 p.m.


Where: First United Methodist Church, 1411 Broadway


Cost: $35, $25. Student pricing: $25, $15. Please call the LSO Box Office to purchase tickets at 806.762.1688


Usher in the Holiday Season with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra as they perform classic and holiday favorites everyone will enjoy. The Lubbock Chorale will join the orchestra for this special performance that you won’t want to miss!



www.lubbocksymphony.org

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
601 Avenue K
Lubbock, TX
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Lubbock Community Theatre presents Christmas in Terminal B
December 5-14 2014

Lubbock Community Theatre presents Christmas in Terminal B


When: December 5–7 & 12–14


Where: Lubbock Community Theatre 4232 Boston Ave.


Admission: $15 for Adults and $10 for children under 12



Lubbock Community Theatre and Mr. Herb Armstrong are proud to present the world premiere of an original Christmas play, “Christmas in Terminal B”, written and directed by Jared Strange, a recent graduate of the MFA Playwriting program at the Texas Tech Department of Theatre and Dance.


 


A huge storm has hit on Christmas Eve, leaving seven people stranded in Terminal B at a major airport. With children missing, tensions running high, and holiday cheer seemingly at an all – time low, this night is shaping up to be the worst Christmas ever…..unless this group can band together to save the day. Expect comedy and drama, laughter and tears – but don’t expect your ordinary Christmas!



www.lubbockcommunitytheatre.org

Science Spectrum’s Holiday Wonderland
December 6th 2014

Science Spectrum’s Holiday Wonderland


When: December 6, 1–4


Where: Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater


Cost: Activities Free. See website below for museum and theater admission.



·      Free photos with Santa Claus. (B.Y.O.Camera)

·      Visit the Science Spectrum’s Holiday Train display, giant Christmas Tree, and other festive decorations.

·      Enjoy “Cool” Holiday Science Experiments and Demonstrations

·      Decorate and Eat your own Holiday Cookies.

·      Make your own Scientific Holiday crafts

·      Sip hot Cocoa and Spiced Cider



www.sciencespectrum.org

Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater
2579 South Loop 289
(between University and Indiana Avenues)
Lubbock, TX
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Texas Tech Men’s Basketball vs South Carolina State
December 8th 2014

Texas Tech Men’s Basketball vs South Carolina State


When: December 17 at 7 p.m.


Where: United Supermarkets Arena


For more info, call 806.742.8324 or visit TexasTech.com.



www.texastech.com

Santa Land
December 10-23 2014

When: December 10-23 from 6-10 p.m. nightly


Where: Mackenzie Park, 601 Municipal Dr


Cost: Free – For more info, visit the website below.  No website below?



Lubbock Parks and Recreation has hosted Santa Land for two weeks in December for over 50 years!  Between 38,000 to 41,000 people visit Santa Land each year to see the festival holiday village with its huge lighted Christmas tree, animated displays, bonfires, holiday scenes and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus!



www.mylubbock.us

Fourteenth Annual Caprock Celtic Christmas
December 11th 2014


Fourteenth Annual Caprock Celtic Christmas


When: December 11 at 7 pm


Where: Maedgen Theatre, 2812 18th St.


Admission: GA $11; Seniors $5; Student free with valid ID


 


During the annual event, dancers, singers and more will perform traditional Celtic pieces, according to a Tech news release, including the Tech Irish Set-Dancers.


 



Proceeds from the event will go toward the Tech Vernacular Music Center Scholarship, according to the release, which is a scholarship for students within the College of Visual and Performing Arts.



Foxhole Christmas at Silent Wings
December 11th 2014

Foxhole Christmas at Silent Wings


When: December 11 6–8 pm


Where: Silent Wings Museum


Admission: $7


 


Come to Silent Wings Museum and learn how Christmas was celebrated in America during WWII! Participants will have the opportunity to listen to music from the era and make Christmas treats, holiday ornaments and tree decorations with items as they were used in the 1940s. Parents and grandparents are welcome to join their kids. Registration is required by December 9th at 5:00 p.m.


For more information or to register please call 806.775.3049.



www.mylubbock.us

Silent Wings Museum
6202 I-27,
Lubbock, TX 79403
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Ballet Lubbock presents The Nutcracker
December 11-14 2014

Ballet Lubbock presents The Nutcracker


When: Thursday–Saturday at 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm


Where: Lubbock Civic Center


Admission: Prices vary. See site below.


 


 



www.ticketsage.com

36th Annual Candlelight at the Ranch
December 12-13 2014

When: December 12-13 from 6-9 p.m.


Where: National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4th St.


Cost: Free – For more info, contact the National Ranching Heritage Center at 806.742.0498.



This annual holiday event offers a glimpse into the past as visitors experience yuletide celebrations that took place on the open prairie more than 100 years ago. Luminarias light the paths around the National Ranching Heritage Center’s historic structures, where Ranch Host volunteers recreate holiday scenes of trimming trees with home-made decorations, playing traditional music and gathering around the campfire on a cold winter’s night.



Texas Tech Men’s Basketbal vs Prairie View A&M
December 14th 2014

Texas Tech Men’s Basketball vs Prairie View A&M


When: December 14 at 1 p.m.


Where: United Supermarkets Arena


For more info, call 806.742.8324 or visit TexasTech.com.



www.texastech.com

Texas Tech Women’s Basketball vs Texas-Pan American
December 14th 2014

Texas Tech Women’s Basketball vs


When: December 14 at 3:30 p.m.


Where: United Supermarkets Arena


For more info, call 806.742.8324 or visit TexasTech.com.



www.texastech.com

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Holiday Chamber Concert
December 16th 2014

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Holiday Chamber Concert


When: December 16 at 7:30 p.m.


Where: St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1501 University Ave.


Cost: $20. Student tickets: $10. For more information, please call the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra at 806.762.1688.


Celebrate this joyful season with five of the finest musicians in the Lubbock community. A member of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Quintet walks through the audience through a musical journey detailed by historic events, traditional hymns, contemporary carols and much more. Patrons are encouraged to participate in the annual Tree of Warmth clothing drive; participants will recieve tickets at half price. Join us for this wonderfully special concert.


 



www.lubbocksymphony.org

Moonlight Musicals presents Madrical Dinners
December 18-23 2014

Moonlight Musicals presents Madrical Dinners


When December 18–23 at 7 pm


Where: LHUCA Icehouse, behind museum


Admission: varies see site below


 


This Christmas season Moonlight Dinner-Theatre will present its third annual Madrigal Dinners. The show will be rewritten to portray a new plot, centered around the birth of Christ and a Renaissance style Christmas feast. There will be songs, plays, dances, and much audience participation. Come join the King and Queen while they celebrate the Yuletide season with a Renaissance feast!



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The Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts
511 Avenue K
Lubbock, TX 79401
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Texas Tech Men’s Basketball vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff
December 19th 2014

Texas Tech Men’s Basketball vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff


When: December 19 at 8 p.m.


Where: United Supermarkets Arena


For more info, call 806.742.8324 or visit TexasTech.com.



www.texastech.com

Texas Tech Women’s Basketball vs Nicholls
December 19th 2014

Texas Tech Women’s Basketball vs Nicholls


When: December 19 at 5:30 p.m.


Where: United Supermarkets Arena


For more info, call 806.742.8324 or visit TexasTech.com.



www.texastech.com

Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday
December 19-20 2014

Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday


When: December 19 - 20. Times will vary.


Where: Lubbock Memorial Civic Center


Cost: $55, $48, $30. For more info, please visit http://www.ticketsage.com/_lubbock/


Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday comes to Lubbock direct from New York with five of Broadway’s brightest stars - Jeannette Bayardelle, Liz Callaway, Lawrence Clayton, Chuck Wagner, Danny Zolli – to perform a Holiday Concert you won’t forget! The show will usher in Christmas with favorite holiday tune both traditional and from Broadway, along with some of Broadway’s greatest show tunes. An exciting addition to the show: a children’s chorus from Lubbock will join the production for a couple of numbers to sing alongside the Broadway Stars!



www.ticketsage.com

Texas Tech Women’s Basketball vs UTSA
December 20th 2014

Texas Tech Women’s Basketball vs UTSA


When: December 20 at 2 p.m.


Where: United Supermarkets Arena


For more info, call 806.742.8324 or visit TexasTech.com.



www.texastech.com

Texas Tech Women’s Basketball vs Houston
December 21st 2014

Texas Tech Women’s Basketball vs Houston


When: December 21 at 2 p.m.


Where: United Supermarkets Arena


For more info, call 806.742.8324 or visit TexasTech.com.



www.texastech.com

Texas Tech Men’s Basketball vs North Texas
December 29th 2014

Texas Tech Men’s Basketball vs North Texas


When: December 29 at 1 p.m.


Where: United Supermarkets Arena


For more info, call 806.742.8324 or visit TexasTech.com.



www.texastech.com

Texas Tech Women’s Basketball vs Houston Baptist
December 30th 2014

Texas Tech Women’s Basketball vs Houston Baptist


When: December 30 at 7 p.m.


Where: United Supermarkets Arena


For more info, call 806.742.8324 or visit TexasTech.com.



www.texastech.com

Moonlight Ball
December 31st 2014

Moonlight Ball


When: New Years Eve starting at 7


Where: Civic Center Banquet Hall


Cost: Prices vary. See website below.


This charming formal event will feature dining, dancing, and delightful 1940’s era musical hits. Enjoy performances by Moonlight Musicals best vocalists, accompanied by Alan Shinn’s big band orchestra; floor-show performances by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers; and much more! Come dance the night away with Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, and many more at Lubbock Moonlight Musicals’ Moonlight Ball: Revival of the Greats!



www.ticketsage.com

Overton’s New Year’s Eve Party
December 31st 2014

Overton’s New Year’s Eve Party


When: December 31 from 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.


Where: Overton Hotel & Conference Center, 2322 Mac Davis Lane


Cost: $300 per couple – For more info, call 806.776.7010.


There’s no better place to be on New Year’s Eve than the Overton Hotel & Conference Center! Don’t wait any longer to purchase tickets to the Annual New Year’s Eve party in the Sunset Ballroom. Your ticket includes premium open bar, gourmet food and dessert stations, live entertainment by the Kinky Wizards and a DJ to heat up the dance floor! At midnight, celebrate with a balloon drop and champagne toast as the big screens count down to the New Year around the world. Test your luck at Vegas-style gaming with your chance to win amazing door prizes with proceeds going to the Texas Boys Ranch.



www.overtonhotel.com

Pecan Grill New Year’s Eve
December 31st 2014

Pecan Grill New Year’s Eve


When: December 31 from 5 – 10 p.m.


Where: Overton Hotel & Conference Center, 2322 Mac Davis Lane
Cost: $125 per couple – For more info, call 806.776.7010.


The Pecan Grill Restaurant and Lounge and the Overton Hotel & Conference Center want to help you ring in 2015 in style! Enjoy a four-course New Year’s Eve dinner specially crafted by the Overton’s culinary team featuring your choice of appetizer, salad, main course and decadent dessert for only $125 per couple. Then, keep the excitement going as you enjoy live music and festivities in the Pecan Grill Lounge.



www.overtonhotel.com

Rocking New Year's Eve Music Video Dance Party
December 31st 2014

Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Music Video Dance Party


When: December 31 at 10 p.m.


Where: Alamo Drafthouse, 120 W. Loop 289


Cost: $12 – For more info, visit www.drafthouse.com/lubbock.


Celebrate the biggest pop hits of the year at the Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Music Video Dance Party at Alamo Drafthouse! You’ll be sure to get “Drunk in Love,” then you can “Shake It Off” with some “Uptown Funk” that makes you feel “Fancy” just like the “Cool Kids.” Don’t miss the big countdown at midnight to kick off the new year!



www.drafthouse.com

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